The NCAA is barely slapping South Carolina on the wrist for paying student athletes. They won‚Äôt suffer a bowl ban nor will they have to forfeit any games, all they have to do is give up just 6 scholarships within the next three years. Oh, and they were fined a whopping $18,500.
‚ÄúThe university regrets the past actions and decisions by individuals that resulted in violations of NCAA legislation,‚ÄĚ South Carolina athletics director Eric Hyman said in a statement released after the NCAA ruling. ‚ÄúWe are pleased, however, that the Committee on Infractions found the corrective actions we have taken and the penalties we have self-imposed reflect the University‚Äôs commitment to full compliance with NCAA rules.‚ÄĚ